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Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
Mortality Risk in Oropharynx Cancer Varies Based on HPV Status
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Reduction in Tongue Fat Can Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Untreated Oral Infection Not Tied to Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes
Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Routine HPV Testing May Be Warranted for Sinonasal Cancers
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
Endoscopic Approaches Feasible in Surgery for Sinonasal Cancer
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
Patients OK With Use of Checklist Prior to Induction of Anesthesia
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
Fewer Cases of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains
Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Underdiagnosed in Women
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Object-Related Aspiration Deaths Decreased Among Children
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
FDA Approves First System to Insert Ear Tubes Under Local Anesthesia
Longer PAP Therapy for Apnea Reduces Medical Visits, Costs
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Cognition Declines Tied to Hearing Loss Begin Early
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House
Pembrolizumab Prolongs Survival in Advanced Head, Neck Cancer
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Tobacco Cessation Programs May Up Quit Rates in Cancer Patients
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
HPV DNA Identified in Oral Cavity of 6.2 Percent of Teen Girls
AI Model Based on US Classifies Thyroid Nodules by Genetic Risk
Poor Health Literacy Tied to More Hardships Among Cancer Survivors
FDA: Smokeless Tobacco Snus Can Be Marketed as Less Risky Than Cigarettes
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible
Risk for Cancer Incidence, Mortality Increased With Psoriasis
Barriers to Timely Access to Pediatric Hearing Aids Identified
Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics
Incidence of HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer Up in the U.S.
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Polysomnographic Thresholds of Limited Use in Pediatric OSA
ASTRO: NSAIDs May Offer Benefit to Head & Neck Cancer Patients
Skipping Cancer Referral Appointments Linked to Earlier Death
Increasing DTP3 Coverage Tied to Drop in Diphtheria Cases in Under 15s
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Nonphysician Providers Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Images
Cancer Survival Increasing in High-Income Countries
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Hearing Aid Use Tied to Lower Risk for Dementia, Depression, Falls
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
CDC: Mumps Outbreak Reported in Migrant Detention Facilities
Rozlytrek Approved to Treat Tumors With NTRK Gene Fusion
Certain Dietary Supplements Tied to Dysphagia, Choking in Seniors
GERD Associated With Chronic Temporomandibular Disorder
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
CDC: Over One-Third of U.S. Youth Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Hearing Loss Increases Risk for Dementia in Taiwanese Individuals
No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
Sleep Apnea Traits May Predict Response to Oral Appliance Tx
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
Education Emphasized in Guidelines on Sudden Hearing Loss
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
Hearing Loss Takes Mental, Social, Physical Toll on Older People
N.C. Man Dies of Brain-Eating Amoeba After Visiting Water Park
Thyroidectomy Complication Rate Down When Surgeon Volume Up
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
Light Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis for Some in Cancer Tx
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Feeding Examination Can Avert Surgical Frenotomy Procedures
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
LENI Flap Reliable for Nasal Defect Reconstruction
Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Dupixent Approved for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
Septoplasty Beats Nonsurgical Management for Deviated Septum
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise
HPV16 Antibodies Can Develop Long Before Throat Cancer Diagnosis
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
Mouth Rinse for HPV DNA May Be Biomarker in Head, Neck Cancer
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
Young Male Adults Have Lower Cancer Burden Than Women
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Vertical Plating Offers Benefit for Mandibular Body Fractures
U.S. Incidence of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer on the Rise
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Smartphone App Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Standard Outcome Measures Developed for Pediatric Facial Palsy
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Poor Olfaction Tied to Elevated Long-Term Mortality in Seniors
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children
Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men
Older Adults With Hearing Loss Have Lower Patient Activation
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Hearing Loss Before Age 50 Tied to Higher Substance Use
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Chest CT May Be Better Than PET/CT for HNSCC Distant Metastasis Evaluation
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Mental Health Disorders Up After Head & Neck Cancer Diagnosis
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Chronic Rhinosinusitis Linked to Depression, Anxiety
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
Hearing Loss Linked to Subjective Cognitive Function Decline
Symptom Combos Suggesting Laryngeal Cancer Identified
9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head, Neck Cancer Risk
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
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